Terry Overland, with the Town of Hilton Head Island, uses a winch to pull the carcass of a pilot whale above the high tide line on Thursday on the beach in Port Royal. The whale beached itself around dawn near 911 call marker 118 and then died. Town employees and officers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources watched over the whale while waiting for representatives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to arrive from Charleston and conduct a necropsy. Following that, they planned to bury the whale on the beach.
Terry Overland, with the Town of Hilton Head Island, uses a winch to pull the carcass of a pilot whale above the high tide line on Thursday on the beach in Port Royal. The whale beached itself around dawn near 911 call marker 118 and then died. Town employees and officers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources watched over the whale while waiting for representatives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to arrive from Charleston and conduct a necropsy. Following that, they planned to bury the whale on the beach. Jay Karr
Terry Overland, with the Town of Hilton Head Island, uses a winch to pull the carcass of a pilot whale above the high tide line on Thursday on the beach in Port Royal. The whale beached itself around dawn near 911 call marker 118 and then died. Town employees and officers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources watched over the whale while waiting for representatives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to arrive from Charleston and conduct a necropsy. Following that, they planned to bury the whale on the beach. Jay Karr

Pilot whale washes up on Hilton Head; cause of death unknown

July 10, 2014 09:20 AM

UPDATED July 11, 2014 12:04 PM

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